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From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
To: Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>
Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>, Jens Axboe <axboe@kernel.dk>,
	Song Liu <song@kernel.org>, Hans de Goede <hdegoede@redhat.com>,
	Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at>,
	Minchan Kim <minchan@kernel.org>,
	linux-mtd@lists.infradead.org, dm-devel@redhat.com,
	linux-block@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	drbd-dev@lists.linbit.com, linux-raid@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org, linux-mm@kvack.org,
	cgroups@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 06/12] block: lift setting the readahead size into the block layer
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:31:45 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20200919073145.GA8514@lst.de> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200917103540.GL7347@quack2.suse.cz>

On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 12:35:40PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > diff --git a/block/blk-sysfs.c b/block/blk-sysfs.c
> > index 81722cdcf0cb21..95eb35324e1a61 100644
> > --- a/block/blk-sysfs.c
> > +++ b/block/blk-sysfs.c
> > @@ -245,7 +245,6 @@ queue_max_sectors_store(struct request_queue *q, const char *page, size_t count)
> >  
> >  	spin_lock_irq(&q->queue_lock);
> >  	q->limits.max_sectors = max_sectors_kb << 1;
> > -	q->backing_dev_info->io_pages = max_sectors_kb >> (PAGE_SHIFT - 10);
> >  	spin_unlock_irq(&q->queue_lock);
> 
> So do I get it right that readahead won't now be limited if you store lower
> value to max_sectors? Why? I'd consider io_pages a "cached value" of
> max_sectors and thus expect it to change together with max_sectors...

Most to start untangling the bdi from the queue.  But I had to peddle
back on that in the follow on series anyway, so I can add this back.

> > @@ -812,7 +813,7 @@ static void __device_add_disk(struct device *parent, struct gendisk *disk,
> >  		disk->flags |= GENHD_FL_SUPPRESS_PARTITION_INFO;
> >  		disk->flags |= GENHD_FL_NO_PART_SCAN;
> >  	} else {
> > -		struct backing_dev_info *bdi = disk->queue->backing_dev_info;
> > +		struct backing_dev_info *bdi = q->backing_dev_info;
> >  		struct device *dev = disk_to_dev(disk);
> >  		int ret;
> 
> Not sure how/why these changes got here... Not that I care too much :)

Because more changes in this area in earlier versions of the patches.
But yes, this shouldn't be here, so I'll drop it.

> > @@ -407,7 +406,6 @@ aoeblk_gdalloc(void *vp)
> >  	WARN_ON(d->gd);
> >  	WARN_ON(d->flags & DEVFL_UP);
> >  	blk_queue_max_hw_sectors(q, BLK_DEF_MAX_SECTORS);
> > -	q->backing_dev_info->ra_pages = READ_AHEAD / PAGE_SIZE;
> >  	d->bufpool = mp;
> >  	d->blkq = gd->queue = q;
> >  	q->queuedata = d;
> 
> Shouldn't AOE set 2MB optimal IO size so that readahead is equivalent to
> previous behavior?

Sure, I'll add a separate patch just for that.

> > diff --git a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
> > index 1bbdc410ee3c51..ff2101d56cd7f1 100644
> > --- a/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
> > +++ b/drivers/md/bcache/super.c
> > @@ -1427,10 +1427,6 @@ static int cached_dev_init(struct cached_dev *dc, unsigned int block_size)
> >  	if (ret)
> >  		return ret;
> >  
> > -	dc->disk.disk->queue->backing_dev_info->ra_pages =
> > -		max(dc->disk.disk->queue->backing_dev_info->ra_pages,
> > -		    q->backing_dev_info->ra_pages);
> > -
> 
> So bcache is basically stacking readahead here on top of underlying cache
> device. I don't see this being replicated by your patch so it is lost now?
> Probably this should be replaced by properly inheriting optimal IO size?

Yes, I'll add another patch.

  reply	other threads:[~2020-09-19  7:31 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 31+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-10 14:48 bdi cleanups v4 Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-10 14:48 ` [PATCH 01/12] fs: remove the unused SB_I_MULTIROOT flag Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-17  9:41   ` Jan Kara
2020-09-10 14:48 ` [PATCH 02/12] drbd: remove dead code in device_to_statistics Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-17  9:46   ` Jan Kara
2020-09-10 14:48 ` [PATCH 03/12] drbd: remove RB_CONGESTED_REMOTE Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-17  9:55   ` Jan Kara
2020-09-19  6:58     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-10 14:48 ` [PATCH 04/12] bdi: initialize ->ra_pages and ->io_pages in bdi_init Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-17 10:04   ` Jan Kara
2020-09-19  7:01     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-10 14:48 ` [PATCH 05/12] md: update the optimal I/O size on reshape Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-12  6:17   ` Song Liu
2020-09-10 14:48 ` [PATCH 06/12] block: lift setting the readahead size into the block layer Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-17 10:35   ` Jan Kara
2020-09-19  7:31     ` Christoph Hellwig [this message]
2020-09-10 14:48 ` [PATCH 07/12] bdi: remove BDI_CAP_CGROUP_WRITEBACK Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-16  9:28   ` David Sterba
2020-09-17  9:36   ` Jan Kara
2020-09-10 14:48 ` [PATCH 08/12] bdi: remove BDI_CAP_SYNCHRONOUS_IO Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-17  9:36   ` Jan Kara
2020-09-10 14:48 ` [PATCH 09/12] mm: use SWP_SYNCHRONOUS_IO more intelligently Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-17  9:06   ` Jan Kara
2020-09-10 14:48 ` [PATCH 10/12] bdi: replace BDI_CAP_STABLE_WRITES with a queue and a sb flag Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-17  9:25   ` Jan Kara
2020-09-19  6:51     ` Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-10 14:48 ` [PATCH 11/12] bdi: invert BDI_CAP_NO_ACCT_WB Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-17  9:27   ` Jan Kara
2020-09-10 14:48 ` [PATCH 12/12] bdi: replace BDI_CAP_NO_{WRITEBACK,ACCT_DIRTY} with a single flag Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-17  9:31   ` Jan Kara
2020-09-15 15:18 bdi cleanups v5 Christoph Hellwig
2020-09-15 15:18 ` [PATCH 06/12] block: lift setting the readahead size into the block layer Christoph Hellwig

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